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Grateful Owl Recognizes the Man Who Saved Her Life + Gives Him a Hug (PHOTOS)

Great horned owl GiGi was close to death’s door when she was brought in for emergency treatment at the Wild at Heart Rescue in Mississippi.

Suffering from serious head trauma, the staff wasn’t sure if GiGi — who they assume was hit by a car — was going to make it.

“This bird was one of the most critical we have ever taken care of. The fact that this bird has lived is beyond comprehension,” said the rescue’s founder Missy Dubuisson.

Thanks however to the hard work of Douglas Pojeky, the rescue’s president and “birds of prey whisperer,” GiGi made a completely unexpected recovery.

The two were briefly separated after Pojeky left to visit his family in Michigan, and when he returned, GiGi could barely containing her excitement, dancing in joy and even hugging her rescuer.

Too cute!

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